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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Major decrease in fire brigade call outs in Dublin this Halloween

Dublin Fire Brigade reported a significant decrease in call outs this Halloween, relative to previous years.

They received 186 calls yesterday, which is down 480 from last year.

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From midnight on Saturday to midnight on Sunday, Dublin Fire Brigade received calls reporting 186 fire-related incidents, of which 113 were fires related to Halloween.

In 2020, there were 415 fire-related calls, with 323 related to Halloween.

One person was injured yesterday with a firework exploding.

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Dublin City Council said most fires did not require intervention and there was little anti-social behaviour directed to emergency service personnel yesterday.

“Inclement weather, members of the public playing their part and a significant waste removal campaign by local authorities all helped enormously with fire calls on Halloween night,” the Council said.

“We would like to thank everyone who took a responsible approach to the Halloween celebrations and also took heed of our safety advice during the preceding month.”

IMAGE – Dublin Fire Brigade

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